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September 2018

Landcare Week September 2018 dates TBC

September 2, 2018 - September 8, 2018

Find a local group and celebrate Landcare Week.   You can search for your local Landcare group here (the green pop up!).   More details about Landcare Week 2018 to come.    

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River Detectives training session – WIMMERA

September 4, 2018 @ 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
Horsham Angling Club Rooms, Dixon Drive, Horsham,

For teachers already involved in the River Detectives Program and also for teachers who want to know more about River Health and Catchment Management, or are interested in taking part in River Detectives. Suitable for primary and secondary schools.   We will be exploring water quality testing, macro-invertebrate sampling, the River Detectives website, and the Wimmera River Catchment.   RSVP: Jeanie Clark enviroed4all@skymesh.com.au 5394 1178 or Bronwyn Bant 0400 593 500 bronwyn@platypus.org.au

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October 2018

National Waterbug Blitz 2018

October 1, 2018 @ 8:00 am - October 31, 2018 @ 5:00 pm

For October get out and check out what waterbugs are in your local area and contribute to National Waterbug Blitz 2018  

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National Water Week 2018

October 21, 2018 @ 8:00 am - October 27, 2018 @ 5:00 pm

Celebrate National Water Week - October 2018 Theme: Water for me, Water for all Check out what your local Catchment Management Authority or water authority are doing to celebrate! Some ideas for celebrating National Water Week at your school might be (or more here!): Participate in your local National Water Week poster competition. Dress-up day at school (with a water theme) or a blue dress-up day (collect gold coin donations and donate) Clean up a river, stream or dam close to your school by removing…

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November 2018

Eucalypts on the Leanganook Track – Bendigo Family Nature Club

November 18, 2018 @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm

What Tree is That? And other stuff we find, as we walk a section of Leanganook Track with 2 expert Field Guides.
Free for Children and Minors accompanied by an adult.
Suitable for large wheeled pushers. No pets.
Proudly supported by the Bendigo Sustainability Group and the Bendigo Field Naturalists

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February 2019

Bendigo Family Nature Club – Lens on Nature

February 24 @ 10:00 am - 2:30 pm

Come along and take photographs in the park. Free for children accompanied by a responsible adult.  Booking Essential. Every third Sunday of the month connect with our natural world guided by experienced naturalists with the Bendigo Family Nature Club. Presented in partnership with Bendigo Sustainability Group and The Bendigo Field Naturalists. Click Here for more info    

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March 2019

Waterway Wonders – Riverbend Historic Park, Werribbee

March 24 @ 10:30 am - 12:00 pm

Waterway Wonders | Melbourne Water Come along to this workshop to learn more about platypus, frogs and waterbugs and find out how you can get involved in protecting and monitoring our waterways. Booking is essential to this family friendly event.

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April 2019

Explore Awesome Aitken Creek by Bike 

April 7 @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm

Explore Awesome Aitken Creek by bike - Sunday 7 April Starting behind the carpark at Craigieburn Gardens, Craigieburn. Come join Merri Creek Management Committee’s Waterwatch and the Ecological Restoration Team for an easy bike ride exploring Aitken Creek and testing out the new Aitken Creek tour app! Discover some beautiful wetlands and grasslands along the way.  Learn more about the ecological health of Aitken Creek when we stop to test the creek’s health, look for frogs, water bugs and other…

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A Little Nature Play – Whittlesea Public Gardens

April 11 @ 10:30 am - 11:30 am

A little nature play - Whittlesea Public Gardens (end of Barry Road, Lalor. Meet near the playground). Open your child to the wonder and learning local nature provides, with a free program for two to five year-olds (carer or parent must attend). Merri Creek Management Committee’s environmental educators will provide a setting and materials for your children to thrive in nature play. There will be nature items to touch, smell and see! There will be hills to roll down! We will…

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Connecting to Country – Boort Family Fun Day

April 15 @ 12:30 pm - 3:30 pm

Interested in Aboriginal Cultural Heritage? Come along to a free family fun day at Lake Boort. Details in the attached flyer.

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